BACK in September we reported on Wigan’s indie chosen few, The Lathums, and the equal parts excellent and fun fundraising idea they’d got going in order to raise funds for their hometown football club, Wigan Athletic, and its community trust: they were gonna record a cover of Al Wilson’s legendary northern soul classic, “The Snake”; press up just one – one – 7″ copy; and put that sole copy in the world up for raffle, a £5 ticket dibsing you in with a chance.
Well, that raffle’s now concluded; one lucky winner has that 7″ nestling in their collection; and the band are pleased as punch to announce that the raffle raised £4.052, to be split between the fan-initiated fund to save Wigan Athletic and support Wigan Athletic Community Trust’s work in the town.
The Lathums’ singer Alex Moore said: “What we know about football can be written on the back of a postage stamp, but we’ve learned that it means community, shared history, family and hope.
“The band and I are blown away that over £4,000 can now go towards ensuring fans can believe in a future for the club and the community trust gets a little extra help.”
Wigan Athletic’s head of community Tom Flower said: “We would like to place on record our appreciation to The Lathums for the support their initiative will provide Wigan Athletic Community Trust as we continue to provide vital help to people who need it most in Wigan during these challenging times.”